Client case study
NCC Group is a global information assurance specialist providing organisations worldwide with expert escrow, verification, security consulting, website performance and software testing. Originally a buy-out of the commercial operations of the National Computing Centre in 1999, NCC Group has expanded from its core software escrow business to provide a broad range of IT security services. Still headquartered in Manchester, NCC Group has operations in the United States and across Europe.
Rickitt Mitchell has advised NCC Group for over 16 years on a range of transactions which have helped to transform the business from a not-for-profit organisation into a company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of over £1bn.
Rickitt Mitchell is NCC Group's retained financial advisor with a specific remit to identify and deliver acquisitions in target markets. To date we have successfully completed 23 acquisitions and continue to identify potential targets to further NCC Group's international expansion.
"Stuart and the Rickitt Mitchell team have played a key role in guiding and supporting NCC Group through its dynamic and rapid growth, resulting in the successful group that we are today."Rob Cotton | CEO | NCC Group
16 years and 23 acquisitions later NCC Group is one of the World’s leading cyber security businesses. The Group is still head-quartered in Manchester and employs more than 1,800 people working out of 36 offices around the globe. Its customer base includes most of the World’s leading financial institutions, Internet, software and telecommunications companies. NCC Group is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, is a member of the FTSE 250 Index and has a market capitalisation of over £600m.
Our long-term relationship with NCC Group clearly shows the value that we can add to our clients’ businesses. Over the last 16 years we have gained a thorough understanding of NCC Group’s business operations and developed a strong relationship with the senior management team. We have helped to form and deliver elements of the Group’s business development strategy and are always ready to start a new project.
£6m 1999 MBO
£55m 2004 AiM Listing
23 Aquisitions across 8 countries
£600m Current Market Cap